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02 December 2011

Rector's Speech




It gives me great pleasure to welcome you today to this 27th Convocation Ceremony of Yaba College of Technology, the cradle of Higher Education in Nigeria.


I am humbled by the array of distinguished personalities who have honoured our invitation to this occasion. I am grateful to you all for this rare privilege.


Honourable Minister, for the purpose of record, at this occasion, please permit me to recall that Yaba College of Technology was established in 1947 as the Yaba Technical Institute.   The Technical Institute transformed to Yaba College of Technology in 1963 in re-positioning for the dynamic role it was to play in the technological and socio-economic development of Nigeria. The college then began with about 8 artisan courses and 423 trainees on these same grounds.  The college now runs over seventy academic programmes in forty-one academic departments and eight schools including the new School of Technical Education which is run in affiliation with the University of Nigeria Nsukka. The student population now is about 16,000. The history of the institution is indeed synonymous with the history of higher education in Nigeria.  Over the past 60 years the college has been producing high and middle level manpower for the development of the nation’s economy.  Today’s occasion marks yet another milestone in the historical development of the college. Click to read...


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